william-doolittle:

Progress on Gabe! Thanks man, can’t wait to finish it up. #studiocitytattoo #tattoo #dotwork #geometric #sacredgeometry #losangeles #pointillism (at Studio City Tattoo)

william-doolittle:

Progress on Gabe! Thanks man, can’t wait to finish it up. #studiocitytattoo #tattoo #dotwork #geometric #sacredgeometry #losangeles #pointillism (at Studio City Tattoo)

tattrx:

JORGE TERAN    
Done inDaruma-goya Iwate, Japan   
Based in Barcelona, Spain     
jorgeteran.com     
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Instagram @jorgeteran      
Email: xjorgeteranx@gmail.com

anatometal:

1” Polaris Eyelets in ASTM F-138 stainless steel with bronze Polaris Inserts: Champagne CZ and Green CZ gemstones

anatometal:

1” Polaris Eyelets in ASTM F-138 stainless steel with bronze Polaris Inserts: Champagne CZ and Green CZ gemstones

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william-doolittle:

More progress on Marc! Thanks dude. #studiocitytattoo #tattoo #geometric #dotwork #mandala (at Studio City Tattoo)

william-doolittle:

More progress on Marc! Thanks dude. #studiocitytattoo #tattoo #geometric #dotwork #mandala (at Studio City Tattoo)

mylifepiercing:

Triple flat one month into healing. Jewelry by NeoMetal
Piercing by Lenae Gherardi Diamond Heart Studios Flemington NJ Diamondheartpiercing.com Facebook.com / diamondheartpiercing @diamondheartpiercing ♡

mylifepiercing:

Triple flat one month into healing. Jewelry by NeoMetal

Piercing by Lenae Gherardi
Diamond Heart Studios
Flemington NJ
Diamondheartpiercing.com
Facebook.com / diamondheartpiercing
@diamondheartpiercing ♡

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southshoreadornments:

6mm pinkivory silver sleeved labret plug and 6mm ebony teardop.

that teardrop looks so freaking amazing, I can’t even-!

southshoreadornments:

6mm pinkivory silver sleeved labret plug and 6mm ebony teardop.

that teardrop looks so freaking amazing, I can’t even-!

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“I visited a piercing shop the other day to buy jewelry and the counter help was telling me that 316L surgical steel has been proven to be implant grade and I am wondering if there is any truth to this. Also, this made me wonder if a piece can be 316L and ASTM F-138 at the same time or if those are mutually exclusive. Also the head piercer working there uses the title master piercer for himself. Is there a standard definition for this title or is it an outdated term from the 90s?” — Asked by Anonymous

safepiercing:

No, 316L steel is not the same thing as implant certified. There is an easy way to verify claims like that, just ask to see a “mill certificate” for the jewelry. All high end companies will provide you with an official certification of their material’s quality on request. Lots of piercers can tell you what you want to hear, but its up to you to verify that what they are saying is true. There is a huge difference between explaining why something is different than what you expect (example, explaining why threadless jewelry is equally as safe as internal threading) and trying to talk circles around you by explaining why your high standards aren’t really necessary. 

The term “master piercer" was a title bestowed by Gauntlet in the 90’s for completing a certain level of training. For many current piercers in the industry Gauntlet is a special part of our history, it’s a bit of a pet peeve for piercers to use that title without earning it from Gauntlet. 

Someone calling themselves a master piercer kind of shows a lack of effort to keep improving. I’ve been piercing for 17 years, and I know for a fact I haven’t mastered anything yet. Never stop learning.

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach